Your smile matters. That is undebatable. Your grin can positively transform a day, initiate a lasting friendship, and help you maintain an upbeat and positive attitude. Also, the teeth in your smile help you chew, swallow, and enjoy your favorite foods. As adults age, they often lose teeth, but this is natural and doesn’t need to be a bad experience. We know how important your smile is, so researchers have developed strong, durable, and snugly fitting solutions to tooth-loss problems: dentures.
Conventional full dentures, immediate full dentures, and partial dentures are the three main choices that our dentist, Dr. Adam Vitelli, usually provides though he may use a customized method for you.
Conventional Full Denture — A full set of prosthetic but visually authentic teeth are placed over your gums after a healing period from denture preparation. The healing period may take some time, so you may be left without teeth for awhile.
Immediate Full Denture — Very similar to conventional full dentures except that you can wear dentures during the healing period, though they may need to be reapplied by Dr. Adam Vitelli after a few months.
Partial Denture — Partial dentures are used in mouths that still have some teeth. The prosthetic teeth rest on a metal framework and fit around the natural ones. Partial dentures can also provide crowns for some permanent teeth. They are removable.
To find out which option is the best for you, you can make an appointment with Vitelli Comprehensive Dentistry in Germantown, Maryland, by calling 301-972-1400.